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Click here to download the 2019-20 scholarship application.

(BTA members will need their username and password to access the application.)

On Feb. 23, 1968, the Dorothy R. Ames Scholarship Fund was announced in honor of Ames at her retirement dinner in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, for her many contributions to the industry. Click here to see the notice of her retirement in a NOMDA Hot Line from 1968. Ames retired as the executive vice president of the Ames Supply Co. Ultimately, the fund became the BTA Scholarship Foundation, benefiting the sons and daughters of employees of BTA member dealerships nationwide.

The BTA Scholarship Foundation is supported by continuing contributions from individual dealers, as well as manufacturers and distributors. Each year, BTA awards one $3,000 and a number of $1,000 and $1,500 scholarships to qualifying children of full-time employees of dealerships that are current BTA Retail Dealer members. In 2015, the $3,000 Bob Goldberg Scholarship was established to honor BTA's General Counsel Bob Goldberg for his many years of service. Click here for more details.

Since the 1984-85 school year, BTA has presented 1,446 scholarships to deserving students, totaling $1.635 million.

Scholarship recipients are chosen by an impartial and independent evaluator.

Click the links below to see some of our past scholarship recipients:

2018-192017-18 • 2016-172015-162014-152013-14 • 2012-132011-122010-112009-102008-09
Dealers: Download a flyer to promote the scholarship foundation at your dealership.

Apply for a BTA Scholarship

Who is Eligible?

Applicants must be (at the time of the evaluation and the award):

• A son or daughter of a full-time employee of a current BTA Retail Dealer Member* (Full-time is defined as 30 hours or more per week.)


• A full-time student maintaining a class schedule of at least 12 hours (nine hours for graduate students) of college credits throughout the school year covered by the scholarship. These credit hours must be at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical/trade school.

An employee of a current BTA Retail Dealer Member* may apply only if he (or she) meets both the full-time employee and full-time student requirements (working 30 or more hours and enrolled in 12 or more hours).

*By definition, the term "Retail Dealer Member" as used in this application describes a current BTA member that is classified in the BTA database as a Retail Dealer member type. The BTA Retail Dealer must be a member in good standing before the application will be forwarded to the evaluator and on the date the selection is made.

Questions? Call (816) 303-4060 or email Elizabeth Marvel at

Applications must be POSTMARKED by May 1, 2019.

Donate to the BTA Scholarship Foundation

If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you may do so by using the check-off line on your BTA Membership dues renewal form or by sending a check made out to the BTA Scholarship Foundation. There is no specific contribution amount; that is left up to you. Please mail your check to:

Business Technology Association
12411 Wornall Road, Ste. 200
Kansas City, MO 64145

To contribute online, click the links below:

Donate to the BTA Scholarship Foundation.
Donate to the Bob Goldberg Scholarship Fund.


"I wanted to thank you for allowing me the honor of receiving your scholarship. I'm grateful for the scholarship, as it will help me finance my tuition costs for my freshman year. Thank you again for your consideration. I appreciate that you have this program available for graduating seniors; every bit helps with paying for college. I think it's great that you present this opportunity for us to be rewarded for our hard work."
— Katie Paulich, scholarship recipient, Wausau, Wisconsin

"I am extremely grateful to have been selected as a scholarship recipient. Thank you for your generosity, which has allowed me to attend college without the worry and stress of going into debt. Over the years, I have received four scholarships from BTA and can honestly say it has made a dramatic impact on my college education. I plan to graduate this December ... Because of your generosity, I am able to begin my career without financial difficulties. Thank you again for all you have done for me throughout the years."
— Justine Gab, scholarship recipient, Grand Forks, North Dakota

"My daughter called me at work screaming in excitement when she received the letter saying she would be receiving the scholarship; then she hung up called our office manager with the exciting news. Our president happened to walk in at the end of her call and he remarked that hearing her excitement is what the BTA scholarship is all about — the excitement of these high school kids for their futures. As a parent, I want to say a heartfelt thank you to BTA for this scholarship."
— Jeri Mansour, parent of a scholarship recipient, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"Thank you for the generous scholarship. It will be put to good use."
— David Keys, scholarship recipient, Bismarck, North Dakota

"I have always been pleased to say I am a member of BTA, particularly the counsel from Bob Goldberg. However, nothing can compare to the satisfaction of presenting a BTA scholarship to an employee's child. Helping the future generation is a priority to who and what we are all about in business. Thanks to BTA for providing such a great service and opportunity for the membership to extend to our employees."
— Dean Sandstoe, OSDI-Spacesaver, Des Moines, Iowa

"On behalf of my family, I want to let you and the rest of the Business Technology Association know how grateful we are for the scholarship support we have received over the past six years. We are extremely blessed to have daughters who have worked hard in school and doubly so to have the BTA scholarship awarded to them so many times. Thank you again for the opportunity and the awards. This scholarship makes such a huge difference in the life of a student."
— Peter & Debbie Dresler, parents of scholarship recipients, Portland, Oregon

"It is really great that businesses and organizations give out scholarships within their company families. I was thrilled when I found out that I was the recipient of the BTA scholarship and would like to thank Dean Sandstoe for recommending this scholarship to me and to my family who pushed me to give it my all."
— Aubrey Marsh, scholarship recipient, Des Moines, Iowa

Bob Goldberg Legacy Award Presentation & Manufacturer Donation

Contributors to the BTA Scholarship Foundation

Accent Imaging
Advanced Business Equipment
Advanced Business Systems
Advanced Copier Technology
Advanced Office Systems
Advanced Systems
Allied Document Solutions & Services
Alltech Business Solutions
American Office Machines
Anderson Business Technology
Applied Imaging
Aregood Technologies
ASI Business Solutions
Atlantic Business Products
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office
Automated Office Systems
BASE Technologies
Bishop Business Equipment
Bratton's Office Equipment
Broken Acres Electronics
Budget Document Technology
California Business Machines
Joan and Leon Carter
Cavin's Business Solutions
Center for Business Innovation
Century Business Products
Century Business Technologies
Conestoga Copiers
Coordinated Business Solutions
Coordinated Business Systems
Copiers Plus
Copy Systems
CTS Services
CVI Digital Solutions
CWS-Copier Word Processing Supply
Desert Business Machines
Des Plaines Office Equipment
Donnellon McCarthy
Jim Donnellon
Duplicator Sales
Edwards Business Systems
Electronic Office Systems
Enoch Office Equipment
E O Johnson
Fireside Office Products
Frank Fonteyn
Fraser Advanced Information Systems
Hadley Office Products
Hagan Business Machines of Meadville
Hendrix Business Systems
H L Dempsey
Hoosier Business Machines
KIP America
Konica Minolta Albin
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Lockwood Moore
Bruce Losty
Martin Whalen Office Solutions
Michael McWilliams
Muratec America
New England Copy Specialists
Next Day Plus
OKI Data Americas
Preferred Office Products
Printers & Stationers
Printwise Office Solutions
Prior & Nami Business Systems
Purvis Business Machines
Sandhills Office Systems
Sostilio & Associates International
Standley Systems
Stan's-LPS Midwest
Superior Business Equipment
Systel Business Equipment
The Office Technology Group
US Copy Inc.
Vista Group Management Consultants
Wagner Office Machines
Waltz Business Solutions
WJS Enterprises

Contributors to the Bob Goldberg Scholarship Fund

Accent Imaging
Allied Document Solutions & Services
Atlantic Tomorrow's Office
BASE Technologies
Broken Acres Electronics
Budget Document Technology
Leon and Joan Carter
Cavin's Business Solutions
Century Business Products
Coordinated Business Systems
Copiers Plus
Desert Business Machines
Jim Donnellon
Edwards Business Systems
Electronic Office Systems
Fraser Advanced Information Systems
KIP America
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A.
Lockwood Moore
Muratec America
Preferred Office Products
Prior & Nami Business Systems
Sandhills Office Systems
Select Dealer Group - Photos of the SDG presentation to Bob Goldberg: 1 2 3

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